Partnering for Content Literacy PRC2 in Action. Developing Academic Language for All Learners

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  • Copyright: 6/22/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Partnering for Content Literacy: PRC2 in Actioninstructs teachers how to successfully develop students' interests in and strategies for reading and comprehending informational texts that support content learning. Written by a team of teachers, literacy leaders, and university project members, this book tackles the challenges students have with language learning and content area reading. Partnering for Content Literacy:  PRC2 in Actionwas based around teacher concerns that students floundered when confronted with difficult textbooks and the need to use academic vocabulary and language. Teachers and literacy leaders wanted to develop ways to insure these students could be successful in learning. What evolved is a practical and powerful set of assessments and instructional practices focused on partners reading short books and articles together in a process called Partner Reading and Content, Too (PRC2). This book provides ideas about how to create a rich program in informational reading, including descriptions of specific assessments and ways to modify them for teachers' own students.   Take a look inside&   Learn from teachers who explicitly share their experiences in classroom management routines, guided reading groups, centers, and games and activitiesto focus students' attention on the distinctive features of informational texts and academic vocabulary. Discover the importance of teachers and school personnel working together with foundations, university personnel and parents for student success. Track improvementsin students' learning through assessments ;an essential component to good instruction. Enhance learning with a DVDcontaining video of students engaged in PRC2in urban classrooms.

Author Biography

Donna Ogle is Professor of Education at National-Louis University in Chicago, Illinois, and is actively involved in staff development projects work in the Chicago Public Schools, the Reading Leadership Institute, and in other American school districts. Dr. Ogle serves as a literacy consultant internationally, including Critical Thinking International and as a part of the editorial review boards of Lectura y Vida and the Thinking Classroom. She recently finished her term as president of the International Reading Association (IRA). Donna also conducts research on visual literacy and content comprehension, having developed both the K-W-L and PRC2 (partner reading in content, too). She is the author of many books, book chapters, and professional articles and conducts national and international workshops on teaching for comprehension and higher order thinking, as well as using the arts in teaching. Her K-W-L procedure has become so renowned that teachers use it all over the world.

Table of Contents

Partnering for Content Literacy

D. Ogle, Editor


Table of Contents




1.      Developing reading and learning with informal texts (Donna Ogle)


2.      The PRC2 framework (Amy Correa)


3.      Developing academic talk: Providing guidance and structure (Amy Correa)


4.      Student change across time: A look at one 6th grade classroom (Adam Geisler)


5.      PRC2 in a Primary Classroom (Avni Patel)


6.      Assessing students’ interests, knowledge and concepts (Christine Seidman)


7.      Teacher on-going assessment (Debbie G.)


8.      Using partner reading in guided reading (Kris Utley)


9.      Using literacy work stations to provide scaffolded learning (Kris Utley)


10.  Understanding external text features (Renee Mackin)


11.  Academic vocabulary development (Margaret McGregor)


12.  Reinforcing vocabulary learning (Carol Schmitz)


13.  Creating lively, inquisitive conversation in the classroom (Jeanette Hamman)


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